Why Regular Computer Check-Ups Are Essential for Your Device's Health

Your computer is like any other machine; it needs regular maintenance to stay in top shape. Just as you wouldn't ignore the check-up light in your car, overlooking routine computer check-ups can lead to performance issues, security vulnerabilities, and even hardware failure.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Valuable IT Certifications for 2024

In the rapidly evolving field of information technology, staying ahead requires continuous learning and acquiring new IT skills. One of the most effective ways to demonstrate expertise and advance your career is through certifications. This guide will cover the most valuable IT certifications for 2024 in areas like cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI, and data science. We'll also discuss the benefits of each certification and potential career paths.

The True Cost of DIY PC Repairs: Knowing When to Seek Professional Help

In today's digital age, the temptation to tackle PC repairs on your own is more enticing than ever. With countless online tutorials and forums offering guidance, it's easy to believe that anyone can handle the complexities of PC repair. 

The Impact of the Westfield Shopping Centre Fiasco and High Street Demise on Croydon Businesses: An IT Support Perspective

This article explores how these events have affected Croydon businesses, with a particular focus on the role of IT support in helping them navigate these challenging times.


How Upgrading to a New Computer Can Boost Your Mental Health

In the vibrant and fast-paced city of London, the functionality of your computer plays a crucial role in both your professional and personal life. An outdated or malfunctioning computer can significantly affect your mental health by adding stress and reducing productivity.

Digital Living in Croydon: How Technology Shapes the Daily Lives of 395,000 Residents

Croydon, situated in South London, has seen a steady increase in its population, which now stands at around 395,000 residents as of 2024. This growth is consistent with trends observed across London and the broader UK, driven by both natural population growth and immigration (Office for National Statistics) (Croydon Observatory)


What is an IT Support Package? Unpacking the Essentials for Your Business

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, technology acts not just as a facilitator but as a critical backbone that supports operations, growth, and innovation. As enterprises evolve, the complexity of managing and maintaining their IT infrastructure escalates, making it imperative to ensure uninterrupted tech support.Enter a 2 sentence intro.

Emergency IT Support for business critical incidents

Emergency IT Support is a service dedicated to providing swift resolutions to business critical IT incidents. This priority business service provides support and assistance with virus outbreaks, ransomware attacks, server outages, network connectivity and data loss. Most issues are dealt with remotely due to speed however on-site support is also often available.

Engaging with the Future: A Deep Dive into Windows Server 2025

The tech world is buzzing with the latest announcement from Microsoft – the introduction of Windows Server 2025. This new iteration of the server operating system is packed with features aimed at enhancing security, performance, and flexibility, making it a compelling update for IT professionals and organizations worldwide.

The Indispensable Benefits of Search Engine Optimisation

The most immediate benefit of SEO is enhanced visibility. Search engines serve millions of users per day, each looking for answers to their questions or solutions to their problems. By optimising for these search engines, businesses can increase the likelihood of their target audience finding them.

Remote IT Support Services reduce your carbon footprint

Remote IT support offers several environmental benefits when compared to sending an engineer on-site. These advantages align with the growing need for eco-conscious practices in business operations. Here are five key reasons why remote IT support is more environmentally friendly.

Windows Server 2012 R2 End Of Life

When is the Windows Server 2012 R2 End Of Life? Support for Windows Server 2012R2 comes to an end on October 10th 2023, leaving businesses vulnerable ...

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Netstar IT Support

Unfortunately, they merged with another IT company. If you're still looking to work with a small independent IT company in London, SysFix IT Support can help. 

Now TV Broadband Router Settings

You may want to replace the NowTV Broadband Router if you're experiencing poor wifi or slow speeds. When we asked for a replacement router, NOWTV wanted to sign us up for a new 12-month contract (I don't think so!) So read on and we'll show you how to set up the best router for Now Broadband.

FuxSocy Ransomware encrypted files

What is FuxSocy Encryptor and how did I get it? The FuxSocy ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files on the infected system, ren...

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Top 10 Benefits of Managed Antivirus Services

What is Managed Antivirus?

Managed Antivirus takes the hassle out of understanding and managing your own product of choice. Instead, we select the top antivirus product on the market and manage this for you, as a service. We take the stress away from you and deal with all the infections that are detected as well as making sure they are analysed and eradicated. Furthermore, we ensure your software is up to date. 

Windows 11 PC Health Check App

Windows 11 will be released in the last quarter of 2021, perhaps a little excitement in the second year of COVID gloom. The PC Helath Check app (pictured) provided by Microsoft should not be confused with a PC Healh Check Service, where an IT technician performs actual work on your computer, to resolve problems. 


Top 10 Common Tech Support Issues

SysFix IT Support receives hundreds of IT support Issues each week yet the majority of them are old favourites. Despite advances in technology over the years, some probles reoccure time after time. Here's our top 10 IT tech support issues logged over the years. 

How much does business IT Support cost?

The cost of IT support for a small business in the UK varies. The average price per hour for remote IT Support in the UK is around £85 per hour remotely. However, prices range from £60-120 depending on where you live, with London prices being higher. On-Site support, where an IT specialist will visit you in your business, on average is around £95 per hour plus a call-out fee, but again, prices vary, especially within the capital.

The Benefits of a Managed IT Support Service

An IT Support Contract is an agreement between you (the client) and a managed service provider (MSP). An MSP provides technical support or other IT related services such as cloud data backup for an agreed monthly fee. 

Most IT support companies will charge for a set amount of support hours which will be depleted as your IT issues are logged and resolved. SysFix IT Support Ltd provides unlimited IT support for a fixed monthly fee. Taking the advice of an IT professional as either a new start-up business or as a well-established company can save you lots of headaches and ill-advised purchases.

How To prevent a Cyber Attack

With the introduction of GDPR laws and an ever-increasing trend for online services, protecting our data is becoming more important. Cybercriminals know that gaining entry into a business's IT systems can provide a huge bounty. Whether through illegal activity such as credit card fraud or selling stolen data, cybercrime is extremely lucrative yet damaging for those targeted. Learn the basics on how to protect your business from cyber crime.

OpenVPN Slow transfer rates on pfsense with dropped pings

We ran into an issue recently with transferring files between a server and a workstation. They were connected via openVPN client and a pfsense router running OpenVPN server. We found that when pinging the pfsense from the connected client, pings worked fine. The main issue came however when we attempted to copy a file from the server to the client. 

Alan Turing Computer Science Pioneer.

The SysFix team would like to acknowledge, the scientist and World War Two code breaker, Alan Turing he has been named "The Greatest Person of the 20t...

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Custom Built PC for Work and Gaming

Meet Damien, our resident custom PC builder. He's creating an Intel i7 (11th Generation) with 2 x M.2 solid state 1TB drives and 16GB of Ram. Tha...

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Black Friday Deals 2023

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The impact of technology on young minds

How does today's technology negatively impact the youth of today? As technology surpasses itself and becomes more advanced, it mak...

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How Does Quidco Work?

Today, I want to share with you a little secret but before I reveal how you can make hundreds of pounds, sometimes thousands over a period of time, I ...

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WCry/WannaCry Advice for UK Businesses

As you will have heard in the news on Friday 12th May 2017, a new cyber-attack in the form of ransom-ware, code-named "WannaCrypt" is affecting many o...

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The value of digital presence for small business

Any IT Company in London looking to target potential customers must engage in some degree of online presence. With only 53% of small businesses h...

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All Hard Drives Will Eventually Fail

Significant data loss can raise its ugly head at any time. Sometimes, without warning, your entire collection of family photos, music a...

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